The Smaller City

... ephemera ...

Jul 22

I have dozens of Jordi Savall recordings, and this is the one I come back to most frequently

Jul 18

Now this is unexpected … In case anyone asks you if Charlie Haden, Nick Cave and Toots Thielemans ever played together.

Taking a break from writing up Suoni per il Popolo to indulge in this memory from one of the best sets of the festival.

Jul 17

Fascinating pianist, we’ll have a long interview with him up at the Brooklyn Rail this month.

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An excellent collection of truly new music, now at a reduced price. Strongly recommended.

Jul 16

As an editor, I’m hoping this goes pandemic.

Jul 15


Underrated Gem

Erskine Hawkins Orchestra: 1937

The only film appearance of one of the great bands of the Swing Era. It comes from a 10 minute independent film (PictuReels) titled “Deviled Hams.”

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Jul 14

The Weather Report for July, just how I like it this time of year.

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